Native Village Opportunities

March 15, 2006, Issue 165

''By eating our traditional food and turning off our televisions, we can make an example every day.'' Tex Hall

Leadership for Aboriginal Peoples Living in an Urban Context
Open to Aboriginal women, men and youth
Friday, March 17th, 2006
Toronto, Ontario
For more information:

NIEA report about Johnson O’Malley funds
by March 20, 2006.
The National Indian Education Association need those using JOM funds to provide and return answers to the following questions:
1. What is the name of Tribe/School/School District?
2. What is the number of students served by the Johnson O’Malley
3. What services are provided under the Johnson O’Malley program?
4. Do you have access to other sources of funding to provide services
currently funded by JOM?
5. Did you receive JOM funds in 1995 or prior?  If yes, has your student count increased, decreased, or remained the same?
Please email responses to

3rd Annual Realities of Race Week
March 20-24, 2006
Vancouver, BC
Heightens awareness of racism and to encourages others to take action for positive change

Youth Lobby Day
March 22, 2006
Tulsa, OK
Supporters of the Tulsa Indian Coalition Against Racism will march against Native mascots in Tulsa schools.
For more information: E-mail TICAR at

Save the San Francisco Peaks
March 25, 2006
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff
Join and support nearly 1,000 youth marching in a unified voice to protect our sacred places

Language Is Life Conference for California Indian Languages
March 24-26, 2006
Sausalito, CA
Brightening the Outlook of Indian Youth
March 30 and 31, 2006
University of  South Dakota
Panels about juvenile justice, education in Indian Country and other topics are planned.

CALL FOR ARTISTS, Midwest Social Forum
July 6-9, 2006
Deadline: March 30, 2006
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Showcasing artistic movements that are the creative force of our diverse communities

Native Hawaiian Education Association (NHEA) Convention
March 28-29, 2006
Leeward Community College, Pearl City, Hawaii
Supports and encourages networking, collaborating, and furthering the work of those responsible for educating Native Hawaiian children.

Bouchet Conference on Diversity in Graduate Education
March 31-April 1, 2006
Yale University, New Haven, CT
The conference theme is: "Working Towards a New Vision of the 21st Century University: Promoting Diversity and Excellence in Research, Teaching and Learning Within the Academy."

Kraft Food Distribution Programs
Deadline: March 31, 2006
An initiative to increase and support the collection and distribution of non-shelf-stable food, including fresh produce, prepared food, and other perishable food in the U.S..


WINS Resident Assistants
May 22, 2006-July 30, 2006
Deadline: March 31, 2006
American University Washington
Serve as an RA staff member during the semester's American Indian Program.  

12th Annual Anishinaabemowin  Language Conference
March 30 - April -2, 2006
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan,

Washington State Indian Education Association - 22nd Annual Conference
March 29-31, 2006
Washington State University, Pullman
This year's conference is: "Creating a Voice to Empower Our Native Education for
Others to Hear;  Are You Listening?"
Contact Joan Banker,

Conference on Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America 
March 31-April 2, 2006
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Contact Zeb Pischnotte

5th Annual Native Nations Institute/Roger Willie Charity Golf Tournament
March 31, 2006
Tucson, AZ
All proceeds provides support for scholarships, executive education, and public policy research.
Contact: 520-626-0664

Third Oxford-Kobe Linguistics Seminar on "The Linguistics of  Endangered Languages"
April 2-5, 2006
Kobe, Japan

Endangered Language Program Internship
Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Gain valuable hands-on experience in a successful language-learning software development company.

School of American Research Programs for Scholars 2006-2007
Deadline: April 1, 2006
School of American Research , Santa Fe, NM
Five days of intense discussion on a topic that provides new insights into human evolution, behavior, society, or culture

The Nation Student Writing Contest
Deadline: March 31, 2006
Looking for original, thoughtful, provocative student voices to tell us what issue is of most concern to their generation

Scientific Integrity Conference
March 31 and April 1, 2006
Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana
Features experts discussing the life sciences, science and policy, and student-led workshops on ways students can make their voices heard.  Students who pre-register will be given free meals and housing (with Purdue students.

Global Solutions Flash Movie Contest
Deadline: April 1, 2006
Open to h.s. students and others who answer the following question, "Why do you think global problems matter to Americans and what can Americans do about them?"

NASA's Minority University Space Interdisciplinary Network
June-July 2006
Deadline: April 1, 2006
Greenbelt, MD
Internship opportunities for students from predominantly minority schools that may not have a strong aerospace emphasis

April 1, 2006
North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Attend workshops, activities and network with students from across the country on violence prevention strategies

Sun-Earth Day
Deadine: April 1, 2006
March 29, 2006

NAJA Scholarships
Deadline: April 1, 2006
Offers scholarships to Native  American students pursuing journalism degrees

Yoshiyama Award for Exemplary Service to the Community
Deadline: April 1, 2006
Awards for high school students on the basis of their community-service activities.

Rodney T. Mathews, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for California Indians
Deadline: April 1, 2006
Scholarships to assist California Indian students with their educational goals.

Acres for America
Deadline: April 1, 2006
Provides funding for projects that conserve important habitat for fish, wildlife, and
plants through acquisition of interest in real property.

Seasoned With  Spirit: A Native Cook’s Journey
Begins airing April 2006
This 13-part series from Native American Public Telecommunications and Connecticut Public Television features many cooks, including Loretta Oden, Citizen Potawatomi, who ran Blue Corn Restaurant in Santa Fe.
(check your local broadcast

Internship with the Indian Land Tenure Foundation
Summer 2006
Deadline: April 3, 2006
Little Canada, MN
Ensures that "land within the original boundaries of every reservation and other areas significant to tribes are in Indian ownership and management."

Tribal Juvenile Accountability Discretionary Grant Program
Deadline: April 4, 2006
To develop and implement programs that hold AI/AN youth accountable for their delinquent behavior and strengthen tribal juvenile.
John Martin, 202-616-4596

A Gathering of Elders and Youth to Share Traditional Teachings and Truths for the Next Seven Generations
March 31- April 2, 2006 
Temoaya, Mexico
The day when the sounds of 8,000 Sacred Drums join together.
Contact: Steve Bergman at  (970) 590-6366 or

Equity Online
April 24th, 2006
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Explores the critical roles gender, culture, and identity play in the design and delivery of online instruction

National History Education and Preservation Initiative
Deadline: April 7, 2006
Seeks to raise awareness and support for preserving local heritage.

BP A+ for Energy Program
Deadline: April 7, 2006
Gives grants for implementing creative and innovative educational programs to teach students about energy use

April 8, 2006
Loveland, Colorado
Speakers will share the wisdom of the traditional Lakota elders and spiritual leaders.

Native American Public Service Fellowship
Deadline: April 7 2006
Harvard University
Full tuition scholarship awarded to an individual who has demonstrated commitment to matters of concern to Native American tribes.

3rd Annual Spring Karuk Basketweavers Gathering
April 7- 9, 2006
Happy Camp, California
In Honor of Karuk Women Weavers. Free and open to the public.
For information call (530) 493-5305 x. 2201

Global Convention on Language Issues and Bilingual Education
April 8-9, 2006

Educating Every Child Institute
April 11-13, 2006
San Diego, CA
For parents, educators, and other professionals working with native children that have a disability or receiving special education services.

William F. Goodling Even Start Family Literacy Program
Deadline: April 11, 2006
Improves the educational opportunities of low-income Native families by integrating early childhood education, adult literacy, and parenting education\

Community-based Environmental Education Initiative
Deadline: April 17, 2006
Use National Wildlife Refuges as outdoor classrooms to promote a greater understanding of  conservation issues

Second Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference: Tradition, Identity, and Recognition
April 13-14, 2006
University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Embracing Our Traditions and Values in Education
April 13-15, 2006
Fresno, CA
Contact Virginia Holloway:
Second Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference: Tradition, Identity, and Recognition
April 13-14, 2006
University of North Carolina at Pembroke

USDA Afterschool and Summer  Nutrition Programs Grants
Deadline: April 15, 2006
Supports efforts to increase participation among low-income children in Afterschool and Summer Meal Program

First Annual Native High School Lacrosse Player of the Year Award
Deadline: April 15, 2006
Awards will go to one Native male and one Native female lacrosse player as nominated by high school coaches across the Nation.
The 29th Annual California Conference on American Indian Education
April 13-15, 2006
Fresno, California.
This year's theme is: "Full Circle: Embracing Our Traditions and Values in Education"

Ford Foundation Summer Institute on Replenishing Democracy\
June 11-24, 2006
Deadline: April 15, 2006
Amherst College, Amherst, MA
Designed to encourage connections between students, academic institutions and grassroots activism.

Books for Children Grants
Deadline: April 15,  July 15th and December 15th.
Donates new, quality, hardcover children’s books for small, rural, public libraries across the country.
Community Spirit Award
Deadline: April 15, 2006
Nominate an artist from your American Indian community

The Nature of Learning
Deadline: April 17, 2006
Uses National Wildlife Refuges as outdoor classrooms to promote a greater understanding of local conservation issues.

Warrior Spirit Conference
April 17-28
Albuquerque, NM
brings  together American Indian mental health and traditional  practitioners to share intervention strategies working in  American Indian communities and with American Indian  people

Advanced Placement Incentive Program

Deadline: April 18, 2006
To increase the successful participation of low-income students in advanced placement courses and tests.
CONTACT INFORMATION: Madeline E. Baggett, 202-260-2502

Advanced Placement Grants for Schools
Deadline: April 18, 2006
Designed to increase the successful participation of low-income students in advanced placement courses and tests.
CONTACT INFORMATION: Madeline E. Baggett, 202-260-2502

Program of Research on the Economics of Invasive Species Management
Deadline: April 18, 2006
Addresses economic issues and decision making related to managing invasive species in increasing global agricultural markets
Native American Journalism Career Conference
April 18-20, 2006
Registration deadline: April 1, 2006
Crazy Horse Memorial, S.D.
The  largest Native student journalism program in the nation

9th annual National Native American Youth Initiative Scholarships
June 17 - 25, 2006
Application Deadline: April 20, 2006
Washington, DC
A tremendous opportunity for Native high school students interested in pursuing a career in health

Faces of Diversity: From College to Community"
April 20-22, 2006.
Seatac, Washington
Provides students of color with key concepts of identity, leadership, and resources students need to persist and achieve academic and career success
Contact Tina Young:

Earth Day
April 22, 2006
Celebrate and save the planet that breathes life into us all.

Promoting and Achieving Intercultural Learning In North American Urban Classroomsm
April 22,  2006
D’Youville College,   Buffalo, New  York, USA
Examines and share ideas, projects, research and  instructional strategies that  surround the topic of promoting intercultural learning  in urban settings or  other challenging educational context.
For information, contact Brad Porfilio at:

The 2005/2006 Human Rights Committee Annual Conference
April 21 - 22, 2006
Los Angeles, CA
This year's theme is Human Rights and the Environment. The Conference is scheduled to
coincide with Earth Day.

Advanced Oral History Summer Institute
August 8-14, 2006
Deadline: April 21, 2006
University of California, Berkeley
Intensive, academically oriented institute on the theory, methodology, and practice of oral/video history.

Great Lakes Native Quilting
February 24- April 23, 2006
Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN
Examines historical and contemporary use and meaning of quilts made by Algonquin  quilt makers living in Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, New York and Ontario.

Share Your Message of Hope
Deadline: April 22, 2006
Sharing an Earth Day message of hope with the world.
National Institute on Implementing a Youth Court or Teen Court
April 24-26, 2006
Denver, Colorado
For those interested in developing a youth, teen, peer, or student court in their community or school.

MetLife Foundation Bridge Builders Grant Program
Deadline: April 17, 2006
Building better relationships between adults and high schools serving large numbers of underprivileged and minority students.

Giving the Gift of Language II
April 24-27, 2006
Missoula, MT
A Symposia and Teacher Training Workshop for Native Language Instruction and Acquisition

Fund for Wild Nature Invites Proposals
Deadline: April 28, 2006, and November 3, 2006
Provides money for campaigns to save, restore, and defend native species and wild ecosystems, including actions to defend wilderness and biological diversity.

2nd Annual Indian Education Teacher Job Fair 2006
April 27, 2006
Albuquerque, NM
Provides useful information on a possible teaching career with one of the 184 schools located on or near the Indian reservations

Indigenous Issues and Voices in Education Research and Assessment Conference
April 27-28, 2006
Tempe, AZ
Brings participants together in an academic environment rich with indigenous research, narratives, music, and traditions.

Parent Relocation Council Grants
Deadline: May 15, 2006.
Scholarship awards for high school seniors who have demonstrated an ability to overcome difficulties during their family’s relocation.

National Association for Asian and Pacific American Education
April 28-29, 2006
Washington, DC
Conference theme is "Hear our Voices: Here We Are"

Preparatory meeting for Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
April 29 and 30, 2006
The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Share information, develop regional statements and issue possible recommendations on key issues in preparation for the International U.N. meeting in May.
Contact Emily:(780) 585-3038 

YOUTH: A Call To Action
April 26-29, 2006
University of Missouri-St. Louis in St. Louis, MO
Peacefully challenging the society in which we live and working to dismantle systems of privilege, supremacy and oppression.

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Deadline: April 30, 2006
Honors young people. ages 8- 18. who have shown leadership and courage in public service to people and our planet.


Native American Library Internship
June 5-August 11, 2006
Cornell University, Ithica, NY
Designed to build a preservation infrastructure in tribal colleges and universities via a train-the-trainers model

Ohpinitowin Aboriginal Studies and Research Conference.
May 2 and 3, 2006
University College of the North, Thompson, Manitoba
Explores relevant models of holistic and interdisciplinary centres of research
      and study.

USA Freedom Corp
Make a Difference--Volunteer

Federal Student Aid Information Center

  Join Hands Day
May 6, 2006
Make a difference in your community through helpful projects that connect youth and adult

Canon National Parks Science  Scholars Program
Deadline: May 3, 2006
Awards scholarships to Ph.D. students through-out the Americas to conduct research critical to conserving the national parks of the region.

MetLife Foundation Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing
Deadline: May 5, 2006
Recognizes organizations, tribes, and tribal designated housing entities that excel in
property and asset management or provide housing to people with special need

Student/Newspaper Partnership Grant Program
Deadline: April 30, 2006
Provides support to student newspapers that are in danger of closing or have stopped publishing.

American Indian Science Scholars Week
July 17-22, 2005
Deadline: May 10, 2005

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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